Jan Bautista is a fashion designer continuously working on his menswear brand inspired by bespoke tailoring with a mix of fun and play. Born in the Philippines but based in Vancouver, his inspirations are sometimes also rooted from the distinctive lifestyles he has been exposed to from both places. Most of his designs seek delight and challenge the norm. Currently, he is exploring textile design and innovation in hopes to find a medium between sustainability and beauty in the fashion industry. After graduating from Kwantlen Polytechnic University with a degree in Fashion Design and Technology, some of his works has been featured in magazines like Dark Beauty, Imirage Magazine, and C’est Moi Magazine.
Elisa Medina is a designer, textile artist, and entrepreneur focusing on a mindful and conceptual approach to the ideation, manufacturing, and consumption of clothing. Under the label Nowhere Studio, Medina’s practice looks to incite dialogues between maker, garment, and wearer in pursuit of ethical production methods, an appreciation for handcraft and digital techniques, as well as meaningful human connections through clothing. Medina has a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and Technology from Kwantlen University. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Vancouver (2013) and Toronto Men’s Fashion Week as a finalist for the Emerging Menswear Designer Award (2015).